I mentioned last week I had purposely worked ahead a little to get Octobers posts all done (except these Monday posts:) and that I was working on November.
Well one of the reasons was the Grow Your Blog, Hop.
I have been working on this for quite some time. I wasn't sure how much interest there would be in it, last time it took me nearly a month to have 41 participants sign up.
This time, I wanted to do things different and have 80 total. So I mentioned on a couple of Facebook pages if there would be any interest and the response was overwhelming.
So much so, that since I had it already to go I set it live on 5pm on Wednesday night and by the next morning it was already 65% full. By Friday afternoon it was about 95% full. I will check this morning, but I expect if it hasn't already the last 5 spots will be taken sometime today.
Isn't that crazy, and very awesome at the same time! I am really excited about it. I have a ton of work to do, but one great thing about the spots selling out so quickly is it's now going to give me an extra week to get it all done.
I really hope that this one turns out even better than the last time. Last time's hop was also great, but I think with the changes made for this one, it's going to be even better!
|Took this last night up near my sisters house, just a beautiful evening so I had to share!|
It's felt so nice to get out! Sadly, I hate to say this but because I have had to be so inactive to let things begin healing again. Just walking a mile or two actually made me a little bit sore, LOL
Oh well! The great news is, I can start slowly building and strengthening it again and practice being on my feet more and more.
Took an afternoon and went up to a farm with my niece, nephew and sister.
They had this great event, with free lunch, free pony rides for the kids as well as corn mazes. Hay rides for all, and pumpkin picking. It was super hot out, like 90, but it felt like 100, LOL So we skipped the apple cider and went for ice cold flavored lemonades instead:) We sat and at our lunch on hay bails and listened to old fashion country live bands as we did.
It was a fun way to spend an afternoon.
I also spent a little time up in the mountains this week. A lot of the leaves have already fallen, but in some area's they are still patches of the bright colors on the trees. It was beautiful either way. I couldn't help bringing my camera out, even if it was overcast that day.
Also, this is the time of year when our Amusement Park, Lagoon transforms itself into Frightmares, and with only a few weeks left in the season I have a feeling I will be spending some time there each week until the end of the month when it will all be shutting down for the winter.
My sisters and I are supposed to have a girls adult day there soon, we've been planning on it all year. It will be when I can go finally ride all the awesome roller coasters:) Okay, well at least not alone:) I ride them with the kids, but depending on which kids some are tall enough, and some are not so much. I love the kiddo's, but it will be fun to have an adult day and hit up the awesome haunted houses and zombie lands:) that aren't really kid friendly:)
Thursday night I attended my writers meeting, and it was fabulous! We had a NY Times Best Selling Author Angie Fenimore come and speak. She came with her fiance, and they did a fabulous job!
Gave me a lot of food for thought on how to better myself.
The topics were pitching to agents and creating a great platform for yourself (website). The information could be used for that as well as in life for job interviews and I think I can also implement some of the things into my wedding business and even this blog.
I would love to take one of her classes and do more, but with as busy as this year is, I may have to wait until later this winter, before wedding season starts:)
It's back to weddings this week, and life is about to start to get pretty busy. Additionally the youth group I work with, I am in charge of an activity for them this week, just to name a few things on my to-do list.
Of course, I apparently never think life is busy enough and I am always taking on even more... I really need to stop doing that!
In other news, one of my sisters announced she is going to be having another baby, which is super exciting this will make my 9th niece or nephew:) Baby isn't due until June, but I am already looking forward to having another baby in the family again!
So that is a bit into my past week.
All my mountain pictures this week are from Big Cottonwood Canyon, which if you have run the Revel Big Cottonwood Marathon here in Utah you may recognize them, as many of them were taken up near the start of where thee race begins. If you haven't run in, if it's on your calendar then this is just a little peak at what you get to see if you run it.
Tell me something you did last week. Are you enjoying fall? Getting out to see the leaves or picking pumpkins? Tell me what you've been up to lately!